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Reply #960 on: June 21, 2020, 11:44:11 PM
When, Jimmy Doolittle bailed out of his plane, it was pitch dark.  He could not see where he was, or where his crew had come down.
In his account, he was at first happy to land in a liquid, but then realised he had landed in a manure pit.
One foot was on a solid bit, but feeling about, he could not locate another sturdy spot.
Rather than take a chance of toppli g into the muck and drowning, he spent the rest of the night as motionless as he could.
The next morning, two of his crew spotted him and pulled him out.
Asking him if he was alright, Jimmy Doolittle quietly said, "I'm shit faced."

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Reply #961 on: June 22, 2020, 05:47:55 PM

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Reply #962 on: June 22, 2020, 05:50:59 PM

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Reply #963 on: June 23, 2020, 02:38:40 PM

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Reply #964 on: June 27, 2020, 03:28:24 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #965 on: July 04, 2020, 02:21:58 PM

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Reply #966 on: July 04, 2020, 06:18:14 PM

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Reply #967 on: July 04, 2020, 08:00:04 PM
The 4th of July flyover just flew over, perhaps within a mile of our house.  There was a good assortment of our airborne arsenal.  My wife asked me what the "batman" plane was, so I told her it was a B-2. 

I sure do love the sound of jets.

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Reply #968 on: July 04, 2020, 11:17:03 PM
I watched that on TV. It was great to see all those planes and quite a grand show even if the TV cameras kept screwing up their shots. I was hoping the Blue Angels would do one of their howling, tree-top level fly-overs full speed right over Trump and Melania. I bet Trump's hair still wouldn't move.  :hehe:

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Reply #969 on: July 05, 2020, 12:08:20 AM
I was hoping the Blue Angels would do one of their howling, tree-top level fly-overs full speed right over Trump and Melania. I bet Trump's hair still wouldn't move.  :hehe:

That's Reagan's hair you're thinking of. Not one hair on that man's head ever moved, not even when he stepped out of Marine One's still-rotating blades.



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Reply #970 on: July 05, 2020, 06:52:31 AM
I was hoping the Blue Angels would do one of their howling, tree-top level fly-overs full speed right over Trump and Melania. I bet Trump's hair still wouldn't move.  :hehe:

That's Reagan's hair you're thinking of. Not one hair on that man's head ever moved, not even when he stepped out of Marine One's still-rotating blades.

There's an episode of the original Hawaii 5.0 where McGarrett (Jack Lord) walk by a jet airliner spooling up it's engines. His perfect hair gets blown all over the place and then settles back EXACTLY as it was, every strand in place.

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Reply #972 on: July 05, 2020, 12:01:20 PM
^That is really cool.

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Reply #973 on: July 05, 2020, 03:21:26 PM
^That is really cool.

Some great pics of the SCA that you don't normally see.

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Reply #974 on: July 05, 2020, 03:21:38 PM

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